I was in a local church last night for a Christmas program that my grandchildren sang in. Of course it was a warm and satisfying experience to be there and share the early Christmas season in music and scripture. This church has a very high ceiling and all of the lights are located high above. They were dimmed somewhat and we all held candles during the program to add to the intimacy. I considered how those lights, located so far above the floor, normally fill the sanctuary. They do it by reflecting off all of the surfaces. It occurred to me that light needs a surface for its power to be felt. The light of the sun travels millions of miles through the darkness of space and is not seen or felt until there is a surface, like Earth, to receive it. And then the light is fulfilled as its energy brings visibility, brings warmth, brings seasons. And it occurs to me that the light of the Lord travels through the blackness of unbelief until it finds a receptive heart to warm, renew, awaken and fill with light, truth and life from Heaven! Light needs a surface!
John 1:9 The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.